As it prepares for reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Law Enforcement Museum begins installation of its newest exhibit, “Post-9/11: The Evolution of American Law Enforcement,” where artifacts from the disaster – including a 2,200 pound steel beam from the World Trade Center and a 6,300 pound concrete block from the Pentagon – have arrived to be positioned for visitors to experience.
The exhibition is being installed in the DuPont Gallery of the museum which will house artifacts and iconic images from all three crash sites, including a steel beam from the World Trade Center, a concrete block from the Pentagon and fragments of Flight 93. The steel beam measures 48″ x 24″ x 24″, while the stone block measures 57″H x 60″W x 19.5″D.
The 2,000 square foot exhibit will examine the effects the terror strikes have had on police forces and agencies in the fight to keep the United States safe over the last two decades.
“We are honored to be able to display such powerful artifacts from that fateful day,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “The devastating events from 9/11 have impacted us all, but exponentially more so for members of law enforcement. This exhibition will not only honor those who gave their all on that terrible day, but it will also illustrate how law enforcement has met the challenge of a post-9/11 world, making incredible strides to protect us from harm.”